Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jumeirah Primary School students rewarded for excellence in sports

Dubai; UAE, June 18, 2009: 14 talented Year 6 students from Jumeirah Primary School (JPS) received awards for displaying excellence in Football, Rugby, Netball, Girls Football, Cricket, Athletics and Swimming, at a sport awards ceremony held at the school. 12 students from Year 4, 5 and 6, also received awards for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ and ‘Outstanding Effort’ in Physical Education and Sports’ for their hard work and effort.

The awards, which are designed to celebrate the excellence of children in Physical Education, were presented by Rob McCaffrey, a prominent TV host who covers the English Premier League on Showsports.

Bede Higgins, Head of Physical Education at Jumeirah Primary School said: “The atmosphere was indeed electric with the students very excited about winning and meeting Rob McCafferty, a celebrity sports figure whom they admire. The ceremony marked the move from primary into secondary school for these students. I congratulate all the winners who have displayed talent, discipline and sportsmanship to reach their full potential in sports.”

JPS Sports Award ceremony is an annual event that honours students who show consistent sports merit. As part of GEMS ethos, students are encouraged to take up extracurricular activities to help them perform better academically and socially.

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